Monday with Ian Skelly - Knossos, Wiren's Serenade for Strings, Stephen Mangan
Ian Skelly with the best in classical music, plus this week's guest, the actor Stephen Mangan.
Ian Skelly with Essential Classics - the best in classical music. Includes an orchestral serenade by Ruth Gipps, a piano sonata by Beethoven and a concerto for three violins by J S Bach.
0930 Your ideas for companion pieces on the Essential Classics playlist. Today - what might go well with Dag Wiren's March from his Serenade - a familiar tune even if not a familiar composer.
1010 Time Traveller - A quirky slice of cultural history. Matthew Sweet on a creative use of concrete in Crete.
1050 This week Ian’s guest is the actor Stephen Mangan, best known for his roles in “Green Wing”, “I’m Alan Partridge” and “Episodes”, and recently BBC television’s “The Split”. He talks about some of the things that have inspired him throughout his life and career.
1130 Slow Moment - time to take a break for a moment's contemplation